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Technical Tour

The CPV-11 Technical Tour will take place on Thursday, April 16 and will visit INES.

The National Solar Energy Institute (INES) is France’s center of reference in the field of solar energy. Based at Savoie Technolac on the shores of Lake Bourget, the institute was set up with the backing of Savoie Départemental Council and Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, and includes research and development teams from the CEA, CNRS, University of Savoie and CSTB. The Research and Innovation Division ensures close links between pure research and applied research carried out in association with industry on solar thermal, photovoltaic and building energy.

The institute’s laboratories, clean rooms, pilot facilities and demonstrators allow its scientists and technicians to work on optimizing all aspects of solar photovoltaic energy, from cells to systems and from positive-energy buildings to solar mobility. In addition to carrying out research into solar photovoltaic energy, teams are being set up to study solar thermal energy for cooling and heating, and to investigate ways of optimizing passive energy through energy management in buildings and energy efficiency technologies.

This visit will be a unique opportunity to have an overview of all the topics active at INES by the CEATech and a special focus on the CPV activities developed since 2011.

A pre-registration for the tour is required and can be made during the online registration. Please note, that capacity is limited. 

Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 8:45 am - 12 pm
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The bus for the technical tour will leave at 8:45 am in front of the Aix-les-Bains Congress Center and return at 11:45 pm.

Technical Tour Fee: 25 Euro
Registration Deadline for the Tour: March 23

Please note: Participants of the technical tour are requested to fill in a special online form with personal data during their tour registration. For security reasons, this data is required to get access to INES. Without submitting this data, a registration for the Technical Tour is not possible. 

Please don't forget to bring your ID/passport to the tour!

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